|Posted by Terry Love on May 08, 19100 at 23:55:02:|
|In response to Re: Porcelin on Steel v. Enamled Cast Iron|
: I am searching for a 4-foot tub to fit in a very tight space. So far, I've come across an Eljer enameled cast iron tub (the "Riviera Tub") and an American Standard porcelain on steel tub (the "Huron Tub"). The Eljer tub runs about $1000, while the American Standard tub is about $200. Is the Eljer tub worth the price? Stated differently, what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of a porcelain on steel tub versus a enameled cast iron tub? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
The cast iron tub will have thicker porcelain than the steel tub making it more chip resistant. . Being thicker, it is also more rigid. The tub will transfer less noise with the added thickness. The price difference is pretty large. Is this where you want to put that money